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A work wMck is TOmarkable, no less as & monument of sound scholarship and
patient; industry than as giving the fullest informatiori respecting a comparatively
unknown portion of our Oriental dependencies, ia w Mathura, a District. Memoir/* by
F. S. Growse, B.C.S. (printed at the North-Western Provinces and Otidh Q-ovem-
nsent Press), of which a new and greatly enlarged edition has recently been issued*
The volume in question, which is as sumptuous in appearance as it is interesting in
respect of ifcs contents, forms one of a uniform series of local histories compiled by
order of the Government, and first appeared ao long ago as ia 1874. As it is now-
seen, however, it has been so much augmented and subjected to such careful revi-
sion as to be practically a new work, and must be recommended to all readers who
take an intelligent interest ia the history and present statm of the North-West
Provinces of India.
Mr. Growse's explanation of the various systems of mythology which hare
prevailed in the district forms not the least valuable portion, of his work to students.
One notable feature is the almost entire absence of Muhammadanism among the
native population in spite of ihe attempts at Moslem rule made in former days; side